Just one thing (by Holly Jacobs)

Women’s Fiction

Every monday night, Lexie walks into Sam’s bar. She sits down and orders a beer. Every monday night, Sam puts a beer in front of her and asks, “Just one thing?”

As the weeks and months progress, her story unfolds through small glimpses of happy and sad moments, building to the tragedy that led her to be sitting on her own in a bar, drinking a single beer before trudging the two miles home.

Through the telling of her story, and listening to Sam’s own story, she gradually finds healing and a redemption of a sort.


Just One Thing is by no means an easy book. It deals with difficult issues –– sadness, guilt and perhaps even loneliness. The book progresses at a measured pace with clues to what led Lexie to where she is given in stories from her life.

I’m honestly not even sure how to categorise it, I hesitate to call it romance even though it is being marketed as such. It’s probably a little closer to women’s fiction, but with some romantic elements. I don’t think it’s for everyone, but I do think it’s very good and I loved it. It definitely has a soul and it’s heart is in the right place.

Screen Shot 2014-02-15 at 8.51.33 pmMany thanks to Netgalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with this ARC

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